Wild life vet Jerry Haigh writes “Meanwhile three elephants in Chobe National Park died after eating trash from the Chobe landfill.”
A senior Wildlife Biologist, Mr Keagapetse Mosugelo said the elephants died as a result of plastics they ate in the landfill.
“The situation at the landfill is not good for animals,”
he said, adding that the electric fence that has been installed is not sufficient as birds will still flying in to eat waste.
Chobe, which is a fascinating park that lies right in the north of Botswana, is one of the areas on the continent where elephants have created their own min-deserts as they are so abundant that have almost eaten themselves out of house and home.
El morgo s photo rubbish elephants illustrates the point. This is why I boycott plastic.